floAuction - In-game auction software


floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

I don't always play Minecraft, but when I do, I play on:

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  • Avatar of littleboy8399 littleboy8399 Apr 18, 2015 at 02:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Just a fair warning to all owners looking at this. Two players, Gilder and Sensorial, are looking through the comments on this page looking for signatures with ips in them. They plan to abuse the sealed auction glitch currently found in this plugin. I advise you all to disable the sealed auction feature in the config. Also, be cautious if you see the users mentioned in this post on your server. That is all, and I hope that any of this info is useful.

    - Nico

    Ptcruisercraft! Come check us out!

  • Avatar of Maeso Maeso Apr 15, 2015 at 04:15 UTC - 0 likes


    I need help for sell spawners because all time detect 52;0 it's posible use nbtags?

  • Avatar of littleboy8399 littleboy8399 Apr 12, 2015 at 20:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Suggestion: Add an option to disable teleporting between worlds while participating or running an auction. My players are able to bring things from one world to another world where those things aren't allowed. Hope this makes sense XD

    - Nico

  • Avatar of zachrywilsn zachrywilsn Apr 05, 2015 at 07:21 UTC - 0 likes

    This is supposed to be a temp fix for the duping. http://www.spigotmc.org/threads/auctions-dupe-fix.58641/

    Good luck and Have Fun!

  • Avatar of mrdeano3663 mrdeano3663 Apr 04, 2015 at 00:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Does not work with 1.8.3 , gives inter error has occurred when trying to use it , please update love the plugin but will be forced to find another if this is not updated soon :/

  • Avatar of GetTheFuckHere GetTheFuckHere Apr 03, 2015 at 21:23 UTC - 1 like

    Huge dupe bug with this plugin! http://www.hackforums.net/showthread.php?tid=4760867

    Please fix it :)

  • Avatar of Disorbs Disorbs Mar 30, 2015 at 02:22 UTC - 0 likes

    hello how can i setup so the auctions start with showing the lure/enchantments at start?

    example http://i.gyazo.com/12c039c6e0a015d6d1ea318f276d1f25.png

    i know its something in the language but i dont know how, thanks

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Mar 26, 2015 at 17:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @mtdutch: Go

    My laptop isn't powerful enough to run a dev environment. I started working in a new city and my desktop PC is back at home where I can't access it on weekdays. I'm getting all sorts of errors on my web server where I tried to install Minecraft I think might be because it needs a Java update. Also, I have nowhere to use my laptop where I'm staying except a recliner and it puts the laptop too far from my face for me to see the words with my bad eyes. I tried the coffee table but my legs fall asleep every 15 minutes from the position I have to sit in. I used to use my home PC and my web server for development, but that was like a year ago.

    @Disorbs: Go http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/floauction/pages/configuring-flo-auction-version-3/config-yml-options/

    You should be able to set cancel-prevention-percent to 100 to stop auction cancelling altogether. Might want to change the verbiage in language.yml to reflect it though. Personally, I'd just "/auction suspend {user}" anyone who was abusing the auction plugin. Cancelling at the beginning of an auction could be considered important in case someone mistakenly auctions something they didn't mean to auction.

    I am also known as flobi. Aerial Heights

    My plugins: floAuction | WhatIsIt | GoldIsMoney

  • Avatar of Disorbs Disorbs Mar 26, 2015 at 16:54 UTC - 0 likes

    how to disable people from canceling their auctions? they keep auctioning items then canceling them right away, thanks

  • Avatar of mtdutch mtdutch Mar 25, 2015 at 18:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Are you unable to decomile the plugin? or did the coder make a mess of it? XD


Date created
Mar 30, 2012
Last update
May 30, 2014
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